NICO ROSBERG

  • Bonuses all round for Mercedes Formula One team October 14, 2014

    Rank and file Mercedes team members are in line for average bonuses of 10,000 pounds ($15,963) each after Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg brought home the Formula One constructors' title on Sunday. A team spokesman confirmed all permanent staff members at the Brackley factory in central England would get the payments...
  • F1: Mercedes braced for a nail-biting finale October 14, 2014

    London: Mercedes are almost ready to let Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg off the leash now that the title-chasing pair have secured the team's first Formula One constructors' world championship. Almost, but not quite. "If you look at the points, we have made a massive step towards the drivers' title," said...
  • Nico Rosberg has only himself to blame October 13, 2014

    Nico Rosberg had only himself to blame for a first lap error at the Russian Grand Prix that allowed Mercedes team-mate and championship leader Lewis Hamilton to romp to a fourth win in a row on Sunday. "I just went completely wrong and I don't understand it," said the German, now...
  • Mercedes secure one Formula One trophy, other to follow October 13, 2014

    Sochi: The Formula One constructors' world championship trophy found a new home just down the road from Red Bull's factory in England on Sunday as Mercedes celebrated a historic first for their 'Silver Arrows' team. Russian Grand Prix winner Lewis Hamilton might cover the distance in a matter of minutes but...
  • Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton wins inaugural Russian Grand Prix October 12, 2014

    Sochi: Lewis Hamilton cruised to victory in the inaugural Russian Grand Prix on Sunday, leading a 1-2 finish for Mercedes that clinched its first Formula One constructors' title and stretched his lead in the championship. Nico Rosberg placed second despite having to pit early in the race but now trails his...
  • Mercedes driver Hamilton takes pole position for Russian GP 2014 October 11, 2014

    Formula One championship leader Lewis Hamilton has taken pole position for the inaugural Russian Grand Prix. Hamilton earned his sixth pole of the season by beating Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg by two-tenths of a second in Saturday's qualifying. Williams driver Valtteri Bottas was faster than Hamilton in his last lap but then...
  • Mercedes pair Hamilton, Rosberg top final practice at Russian GP October 11, 2014

    Sochi: Formula One championship leader Lewis Hamilton edged Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg in the final practice on Saturday for the Russian Grand Prix. Williams driver Valtteri Bottas was third in the last session ahead of qualifying, ahead of Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo and Felipe Massa in the second Williams. Hamilton also had...
  • F1 leader Lewis Hamilton fastest in second practice October 10, 2014

    Sochi: Formula One leader Lewis Hamilton had the fastest time in Friday's practice for the inaugural Russian Grand Prix. Hamilton was second in the morning session behind Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg but dominated the afternoon run by a wide margin. Rosberg dropped to fourth. Kevin Magnussen of McLaren was second, with Ferrari...
  • Nico Rosberg edges Lewis Hamilton in first practice at Russia Grand Prix October 10, 2014

    Nico Rosberg edged Mercedes team-mate and Formula One championship leader Lewis Hamilton in Friday's morning practice for the inaugural Russian Grand Prix. The Mercedes pair has dominated all season and was again firmly in control despite an unfamiliar track making its debut on the F1 calendar. Rosberg's fastest lap on the Sochi...
  • Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton wins rain-interrupted Japanese Grand Prix October 5, 2014

    Lewis Hamilton won a rain-shortened Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday, claiming his third straight Formula One win and widening his lead over team-mate Nico Rosberg in the race for the drivers' championship. With Hamilton leading Rosberg, a red flag came out on the 47th of 53 laps due to heavy rain....
  • Nico Rosberg drives Mercedes to pole at Japanese Grand Prix October 4, 2014

    Suzuka: Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg claimed pole position on Saturday for the Japanese Grand Prix, beating team-mate Lewis Hamilton and putting himself in good position to regain the Formula One championship lead. Rosberg claimed his eighth pole of the season with a time of 1 minute and 32.506 seconds at Suzuka,...
  • Nico Rosberg fastest in final practice for Japanese Grand Prix October 4, 2014

    Suzuka: Nico Rosberg set the fastest time in Saturday's final practice session for the Japanese Grand Prix, edging Mercedes team-mate and Formula One title rival Lewis Hamilton who crashed late in the session. Rosberg's time of 1 minute and 33.228 seconds was 0.982 ahead of Hamilton, who crashed at the first...
  • Nico Rosberg heads Lewis Hamilton in first practice at Japanese GP October 3, 2014

    Suzuka: Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg set the fastest time in Friday's opening practice session at the Japanese Grand Prix, edging out team-mate and Formula One championship leader Lewis Hamilton. Rosberg, who lost his championship lead to Hamilton last time out in Singapore, clocked a lap of 1 minute, 35.461 seconds at...
  • Hamilton beats Rosberg to take dramatic Singapore Grand Prix pole September 20, 2014

    Lewis Hamilton claimed pole position for the Singapore Grand Prix by outqualifying his Mercedes teammate and title rival Nico Rosberg by a mere seven thousandths of a second on Saturday. Hamilton claimed his sixth pole of the season with a time of 1 minute 45.681 seconds, and it could prove crucial...
  • Lewis Hamilton tops second practice at Singapore Grand Prix September 19, 2014

    Singaore: Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton set the fastest time in practice for the Singapore Grand Prix on Friday, while teammate and title rival Nico Rosberg and world champion Sebastian Vettel suffered setbacks. Hamilton's best time of 1 minute, 47.490 seconds at the Marina Bay circuit was a tenth faster than Ferrari's...
  • Ricciardo targets podium ahead of improving Vettel in Singapore GP September 19, 2014

    Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo believes he can get back on the Formula One podium in Singapore on Sunday after his winning streak ended in Italy two weeks ago. "I guess I am expecting a podium. I think we have to aim for that if we want to stay in the title...
  • Formula One title rivals relishing 'challenge' of radio silence September 18, 2014

    Title rivals Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton were in rare harmony on Thursday when asked to voice their opinions on Formula One's controversial decision to ban radio assistance ahead of this weekend's Singapore Grand Prix. Both agreed the change was "a challenge". Rosberg leads his Mercedes team mate by 22 points with...
  • Mercedes duo set for Singapore street fight September 17, 2014

    Mercedes teammates Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton renew their sometimes hostile rivalry on the floodlit streets of Singapore this weekend at a circuit where mistakes or collisions normally result in race retirement. With six races remaining in the 19round season, Germany's Rosberg leads Hamilton by 22 points but the momentum and...
  • Deliberate? I just made a mistake, says Rosberg September 8, 2014

    Formula One leader Nico Rosberg felt sore enough at losing Sunday's Italian Grand Prix without then having to face conspiracy theories suggesting he had done it deliberately. The Mercedes driver, who finished second after making a mistake at the first chicane while under pressure from winning team mate Lewis Hamilton, could...
  • Hamilton wins Italian Grand Prix after teammate Rosberg's mistake September 7, 2014

    Monza: Lewis Hamilton pressured Nico Rosberg into a mistake and overtook his Mercedes teammate to win the Italian Grand Prix on Sunday, adding another chapter to their heated rivalry. The key pass came about midway through the 53lap race as Hamilton had recovered from a poor start to pull up right...
  • Italian Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg to duel again September 6, 2014

    Monza: Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg are poised for another wingtowing duel in the Italian Grand Prix. After colliding in Belgium two weeks ago and ensuing disciplinary measures, the Mercedes rivals qualified 12 on Saturday and it will be tough for the pair to avoid each other entering the tricky...
  • Hamilton grabs pole ahead of Rosberg at Italian Grand Prix September 6, 2014

    Lewis Hamilton broke Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg's recent stranglehold on pole position by qualifying ahead of the championship leader at the Italian Grand Prix on Saturday, although the rivalry between the pair remains as heated as ever. Rosberg had taken four straight poles and six of the last seven. It's Hamilton's...
  • Lewis Hamilton tops final practice for Italian GP September 6, 2014

    Monza: Lewis Hamilton led the third and final practice session on Saturday for the Italian Grand Prix, while championship leader and Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg completed only three laps due to a gearbox problem. Hamilton clocked 1 minute, 25.519 seconds around the Monza circuit. Ferrari's Fernando Alonso was second, 0.412 seconds...
  • Mercedes play down suggestion of lineup change September 6, 2014

    Mercedes would consider dropping one of their titlechasing Formula One drivers only in a "very, very worst case" scenario that is unlikely to happen, motorsport head Toto Wolff said on Friday. The Austrian was clarifying comments made in a BBC radio interview when asked what might happen if the pairing of...
  • Mercedes' Nico Rosberg fastest in 2nd practice at Italian Grand Prix September 5, 2014

    Monza: Championship leader Nico Rosberg was fastest in the second practice session for the Italian Grand Prix on Friday, while Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton was hindered by car problems. Hamilton was more than half a second ahead of the pack in the morning session but took part only in the final...
  • Mercedes drivers manage to keep their distance September 5, 2014

    The Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton show rumbled into Monza on Thursday and this time the Mercedes teammates kept their distance. The Formula One title rivals could at least be said to be obeying orders after a week dominated by the fallout of their secondlap collision at the Belgian Grand Prix...
  • Stewards should have punished Nico Rosberg, says Felipe Massa September 4, 2014

    Formula One stewards should have punished championship leader Nico Rosberg after he collided with Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton in Belgium and 'destroyed' his race, Felipe Massa said on Thursday. The incident between the two title rivals at Spa on Aug. 24 was deemed a racing incident by stewards, with Rosberg...
  • Lewis Hamilton determined to claw back points September 4, 2014

    Nico Rosberg was booed in Belgium after a collision with Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton but the Formula One leader will raise a cheer from Ferrari fans if he does it again at Monza on Sunday. The chances of that happening at the 'Pista Magica', the venerable cathedral of Italian motorsport set...
  • Nico Rosberg apologises, disciplined for Lewis Hamilton crash August 29, 2014

    London: Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg has apologised for colliding with team mate Lewis Hamilton during the Belgian Grand Prix and been disciplined, his Mercedes team said on Friday. Rosberg hit Hamilton on the second lap at Spa on Sunday and the Briton later retired from the race with a...